Pop icon Madonna inspired Indian designer's collection showcased at
the Lakme Fashion Week (LFW).
Drawing inspiration from the 49-year-old style diva, designer
Nandita Thirani came up with a very funky yet an elegant collection
under her label 'Contradiction' that embodied the spirit of
reinvention in a person's life.
Working around three basic colours - black, white and hot pink,
she put up a collection of classy cocktail dresses in sheer fabrics
of georgettes and chiffons.
Short funky dresses in chessboard designs stood out for their
simple cuts and feminine elegance.
"The theme of collection is Madonna Affliction. It signifies
reinventing yourself, because Madonna is a pop icon who keeps on
reinventing herself. It's a very young collection and it's very
elegant," said Thirani.
Meanwhile, debutante designer Kunal Rawal's casual and chic
men's wear for the coming Spring-Summer 2008 titled "Free Hugs",
carried hints of the 80's era to suit the modern-day male.
Relaxed and comfortable clothing in a mix of flashy neons, racy
acidic colours with shades of blue, white and grey, brought in a
dash of freshness that embodies the spirit of spring-summer.
Bermudas, shirts, pullovers, hooded jackets, jumpers and
semi-formal wear completed the couture.
Minimalist style detailing and bright slogans created a synergy
between psychedelic and simplicity.
"The idea is to focus on comfort and relaxed clothing. I don't
think anyone is taking care of designer casual wear in India. I
think it's a very big market especially for a country like India
that is being hit by globalisation so hard and so fast," said
The fashion week has seen designers experimenting with strong
colours rather than seasonal whites and muted pastels.
LFW is the first event independently organised by fashion
accessories major, Lakme.
(China Daily/Agencies October 18, 2007)